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  • It rides ahead of your laggard will.†   (source)
  • Bella was one of the laggards, but she sprang up only a split second after the other learner girl.†   (source)
  • If there are laggards, they'll have to wait until tomorrow to get in.†   (source)
  • The squishers are apt t' take the laggards.†   (source)
  • Eragon charged forward, ignoring the panicked laggards within reach of his burning sword.†   (source)
  • As he prepared the ballistae, a few laggards staggered out of the acrid smoke and onto the ship.†   (source)
  • The iron captain had no time to wait for laggards.†   (source)
  • The Cats and the Windblown are swarming through the hills with lance and lash, driving them north and cutting down the laggards.†   (source)
  • If you plot that progression on a graph, it forms a perfect epidemic curve — starting slowly, tipping just as the Early Adopters start using the seed, then rising sharply as the Majority catches on, and tailing away at the end when the Laggards come straggling in.†   (source)
  • He knows when the narrow gate was opened and he knows it will not stay for laggards who drag their feet in dung and vomit, whose lips are reeking of the left-overs of lesser men.†   (source)
  • And again he vigorously nudged the teacher's pet in the ribs to spur his laggard humor.†   (source)
  • He hurried on, skipping sometimes out of sheer deliverance, sometimes waving at a laggard pole, gurgling to himself, giggling at himself, absurdly weary.†   (source)
  • But the pace soon proved too fast for him-Mendel's swift sputter of gibberish tripped his own laggard lipping.†   (source)
  • The lessons of yesterday had been that retribution was a laggard and blind.†   (source)
  • Yes we will, though you're laggard in asking me, sir.†   (source)
  • I am no laggard, Uncle; for I have been stirring nearly an hour, and exploring our island.†   (source)
  • "Malluch is a laggard to-night," he said, showing where his thoughts were.†   (source)
  • "Stay here," the young master said, when all were gone by, even the laggards.†   (source)
  • The laggard!†   (source)
  • The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.†   (source)
  • "It was in nineteen—twenty-four—or twenty-five—" He had remained standing, but Royal Dumphry, shy as he had seemed at first, was no laggard with his pick and spade; he spoke to Francisco in a flip, intimate manner, but the latter, ashamed of him, joined Dick in trying to freeze him away.†   (source)
  • The hollow rattle of the wooden dumbbells was heard as another team made ready to go up on the stage: and in another moment the excited prefect was hustling the boys through the vestry like a flock of geese, flapping the wings of his soutane nervously and crying to the laggards to make haste.†   (source)
  • "It is very extraordinary," said this noble laggard, "but this is the first time that I have ever been in Paris for more than three or four weeks."†   (source)
  • The horns of the victors sounded merry and cheerful flourishes, until the last laggard of the camp was at his post; but the instant the British fifes had blown their shrill signal, they became mute.†   (source)
  • The clash would take place on this side of it... The remains of our regiment which had been in action rapidly formed up and moved to the right; from behind it, dispersing the laggards, came two battalions of the Sixth Chasseurs in fine order.†   (source)
  • Could the Judge but quaff a glass, it might enable him to shake off the unaccountable lethargy which (for the ten intervening minutes, and five to boot, are already past) has made him such a laggard at this momentous dinner.†   (source)
  • "By the way, sire," said Gossip Coictier, "I had forgotten that in the first agitation, the watch have seized two laggards of the band.†   (source)
  • Progress advances; it makes the great human and terrestrial journey towards the celestial and the divine; it has its halting places where it rallies the laggard troop, it has its stations where it meditates, in the presence of some splendid Canaan suddenly unveiled on its horizon, it has its nights when it sleeps; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker that he sees the shadow resting on the human soul, and that he gropes in darkness without being able to awaken that slumbering Progress.†   (source)
  • It is a close night, though the damp cold is searching too, and there is a laggard mist a little way up in the air.†   (source)
  • He asked himself what it signified to him whether Isabel's admirers should be desperadoes or laggards; they were not rivals of his and were perfectly welcome to act out their genius.†   (source)
  • Long it was not until
    Those laggards of battle the holt were a-leaving,
    Unwarlike troth-liars, the ten there together,
    Who durst not e'en now with darts to be playing
    E'en in their man-lord's most mickle need.†   (source)
  • It awaited the family laggard, who found any sort of inconvenience (to others) less disagreeable than getting up when he was called.†   (source)
  • "Late come, late served, Mabel," said her uncle, between mouthfuls of broiled salmon; for though the cookery might be very unsophisticated on that remote frontier, the viands were generally delicious,—"late come, late served; it is a good rule, and keeps laggards up to their work."†   (source)
  • Even so in pursuit was Agamemnon, forever killing laggards as they fled.†   (source)
  • And if any o' these laggards canna get themselves out of the way in time, they deserve what they get.†   (source)
  • He stood in the porch and watched the laggard hurry towards the scrappy field where sharp voices were in strife.†   (source)
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    You laggards there on guard!†   (source)
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    The Lord advances, and yet advances,
    Always the shadow in front, always the reach'd hand bringing up the
    laggards.†   (source)
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